A nanobead based sandwich immunoassay

Hui Ling Lee, Yui Ping Weng, Wen Yen Ku, Lynn L.H. Huang

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We designed anti-IgG (immunoglobulin G) affibody molecules-conjugated 85-nm polystyrene beads and used it as a platform for detecting fluorescent dye-labeled IgG as well as vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA) via capture antibody. The anti-IgG affibody molecules were covalently bound on carboxyl groups of the nanobeads via 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl) carbodiimide (EDC). EDC activation on bead surface was characterized by zeta potential and evaluated by carboxyl-specific labeling fluorescein which specifically labeled carboxyl residues. Anti-IgG affibody-conjugated nanobeads were not only well dispersed in PBS as observed by a transmission electron microscope (TEM) but also captured IgG molecules effectively. In comparison with microbeads, our results demonstrated that affibody conjugation on nanobeads increased effectively the capacity of the capture antibody immobilization. The nanobeads can be used to detect the amount of immunoglobulin or serve as sandwich immunoassay beads with minimum sample requirement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-14
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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